Clippers vs Mavericks: Twitter Goes Crazy as Kawhi Leonard Destroys Maxi Kleber With an Epic Dunk

Published 05/22/2021, 7:06 PM EDT
May 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) tries to move thew bad past Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Clippers are playing their first game of the playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. Both Clippers and the Mavs are filled with superstar talents and certainly make up for an intriguing matchup.

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With the fourth quarter underway, the game has had multiple lead changes. Superstars Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard have put on a show for their respective teams.

While Doncic has scored 31 points along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists, Kawhi has locked down in defense and has also been the offensive outlet for Clippers scoring 25 points with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

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Kawhi Leonard destroys Maxi Kleber in LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks series

Kawhi might be known for his incredible two-way prowess. He was already an excellent defender but over the years has developed into an all-round offensive beast. Be it three pointers, mid-range shots and dunks.

Playing against the Mavericks, Kawhi has been the go-to offensive guy for the team. But he has come up clutch in defense as well as he has 4 steals. In one such sequence, Leonard stole the ball from the Mavs and was in transition with two other players.

Going on a three-on one fast break against the Mavs, Kawhi had Paul George and Marcus Morris to pass to. But ‘the Klaw’ took it upon himself and posterized Maxi Kleber. What made this worse that three Clippers’ players stared down Kleber as he fell to the floor, take a look.

Kawhi has had his fair share of slams but this might just top them all given how disrespectful this dunk was in the first place.

Twitter reacts to Kawhi Leonard’s monstrous dunk

Understandably Twitter went bonkers after Leonard’s latest dunk.

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Given the number of highlights the first game of this series has given us is absolutely staggering. The stakes are high and there is minimum room for error in such a high stakes series. Who do you think will eventually falter in this series, the Mavericks or the Clippers?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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